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Poster: midnight sun Date: Sep 20, 2006 11:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jazzier Dead

i like this thread!

What always struck me as exceptional was GD's abilities to render so many musical forms while still demenstrating a cohesive "style" that binds these forms.

Can't say that they are considered jazz, more that of all the "rock" groups they are the closest thing to jazz. Perhaps more in their approach to improvisation than their stylization (if that's a word?).

The other evening my teenage son and i were driving, digging the scenery while listening to the free form interaction during the "Playin' in the Band" jam from 08-07-82 (DP 32). i asked him what he thought you might call this music? After we exhausted the list of what this music wasn't, he simply replied with a smile;

"...it's The Grateful Dead..."

This post was modified by midnight sun on 2006-09-21 06:22:15

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Poster: mzshawnie Date: Jun 25, 2006 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jazzier Dead

LOL! What a great response! I also like this link as I love blues, jazz, and the Dead. I think this is really interesting the connection being made with The Dead and jazz. Anyhow, nice response sir. My sister once said to me when I told her I was downloading more music from The Dead, she said, "Geez, you really love that band" and I said, "Ya, I sure do" with a great big smile on my face and in my voice. Then, we both laughed. :)

"When there is nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile..."

Cheers,

mzshawnie